(takes about 30 minutes) This exercise is a guided exploration of feelings and motivations. The extent to which this brings up genuinely new insights will depend on how exploratory you are feeling, and how much you are willing to challenge yourself. Write for 3-5 minutes about each of these topics. Try to “push through” if … Continue reading Sentence stubs
(Takes about 30 minutes) Our childhood experiences can have profound effects on our personality and behavior. While we can’t erase or change these experiences, we can change our interpretation of them. This exercise tries to enter into a dialog with our inner child in order to become more conscious of its positive and negative influence … Continue reading Meet your childhood self
(Takes about 10 minutes) This is an exercise to find problems small and large - from the minor annoyance to the life-stopping dilemma. Why would you want to make a list of these? Because problems can be a source of energy, inspiration and direction. Let me try to show you how. The exercise It’s worth … Continue reading Exercise – Bug list
(takes about 20 minutes) This problem attempts to help you give advice or criticism better and in a way that it is more likely to be received positively. Try to think of advice you have tried to give someone very recently, or are planning to give someone in the very near future. This might be … Continue reading Exercise – Rotating perspectives
(takes about 15 minutes) This is an exercise of self-exploration through a simple brainstorming exercise. The idea is to gain a better understanding of where our strengths and passions lie - and where not. Some things energize us. That is, once we start doing them we feel more awake, more energetic and happier. Other activities … Continue reading Exercise – Energizers
This is some background relating to the previous exercise. At every moment we receive huge amounts of ambiguous information which our minds called on to sort, prioritize and complete. This can be something as banal as the face of a passer-by, to speculation about the motivations of other people. Speculations about motivations of other people … Continue reading To be neither negative nor naive…
An exercise to listen to and write along with.